Gabrielle Graessle was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1956, and has been learning to draw and create since she was a child. She studied for 5 years at the Zurich University of the Arts and received a BA in Graphic Design. She had her first solo exhibition when she was still a student, and during this period, she mainly created self-portraits in black and white charcoal.
Gabrielle settled in Andalusia in 2015. She decided to once again immerse herself in her own whimsical world and express herself in a figurative style. Therefore, she located her studio in an old villa of the countryside, a place where she can forgets all her distractions, and then immerse herself in the mother nature to concentrate on her creations. In 2020, she re-presented her work at Art Fairs in Barcelona and Madrid, and participated in group exhibitions in Germany and France.
“I paint all what surrounds me, what I see. My work is intuitive and inspired by whatever takes my interest.”
All kinds of sorts enter into Gabrielle’s drawings and paintings: animals, nature, fashion, films, books, news, also feelings, music, images from childhood up to now, there’s no restrictions.
Gabrielle’s paintings can be described as colorful, and figurative. We can find it apparently that she loves large paintings the most, as she explained that it’s such a blessed to be surrounded by her creative paintings.“I work normally on 4-6 paintings at the same time and switch between drawings and paintings, which frees me again and again and also leads to my work to new topics……”For her, this is a way to get an endless source of inspiration. Gabrielle’s creation is intuitive and unplanned, which allows each of her pieces to take on a life of their own.
Now she lives and works in a old cottages in the south of Spain where she has several studios to paint and to draw. Her paintings are colorful, figurative, and peculiar, sometimes accompanied by words, sometimes with glitter.
“I hate routine and I always listen to music when I work. I turn the music on and then I let it happen…..” – Gabrielle Graessle
Selected exhibitions and art fairs
2022 KIAF seoul Alzueta gallery barcelona seoul, korea
2022 Freight and Volume gallery, NY
2022 slika Gallery, Lyon, France
2022 art fair seoul, Korea, Alzueta Gallery, Seoul , Korea
2022 “REBEL WALTZ“ IRL New York, USA
2022 “PUFF PUFF PAINT“ SHITART CLUB, Los Angeles. USA
2022 “paper.” BEERS London. London. UK
2022 “USEFUL THINGS II“, Berlin Germany
2022 URVANITY ART FAIR. Galeria Yusto/Giner. Madrid. Spain
2022 “COO COO CA CHOO“ Galeria Yusto/Giner. Marbella. Spain
2022 “FLORALIA“ Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2022 “ALBUM DE FAMILIA“ Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2022 “Like a slight hiccup” La Grange Gallery. Cernay-Lès-Reims. France
2022 Rarity Gallery. Mykonos. Greece
2022 ART BUSAN. Galeria Yusto/Giner. Busan. Korea
2021 “YEE YEE” Alzueta Gallery. Barcelona. Spain
2021 Art Miami. Galeria Yusto/Giner. Miami. USA
2021 Rarity Gallery. Mykonos. Greece
2021 “USEFUL THINGS I“, Uxval Gochez Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2020 “PAPERWORKS VOL. I“ NBB Gallery. Berlin. Germany
2020 Galerie Rompone. Köln. Germany
2020 SWAB Barcelona. Granada Gallery. Barcelona. Spain
2020 “WAY OUT“ La Grange Gallery. Cernay-Lès-Reims. France
2020 Another Fair. Granada Gallery. Madrid. Spain